Evaluating the impact of knowledge brokering work

Posted on 22 October, 2012 – 6:10 PM

“Analysis of an e-discussion on the Knowledge Brokers’ Forum . Available as pdf.

by Catherine Fisher, Impact and Learning Team, Institute of Development Studies , January 2012

Introduction…

“This paper summarises a rich discussion about how to evaluate the impact of Knowledge Brokering work that took place on the Knowledge Brokers Forum during October and November 2011.  The debate aimed to share members experience and insights about evaluating impact in order to be better able to evaluate our own work and build greater understanding of the potential of the sector.   This summary aims to draw together the richness of the discussion, bring together themes and identify emerging areas of consensus and ideas for action.   ”

CONTENTS
1. Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2
2. Understanding the purpose of your work is the basis for evaluation ……………………………………………….. 3
3. Be clear why you are evaluating your work ………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
4 .Understand what you mean by impact ………………………………………………………………………………………… 5
5. The challenge of indicators and metrics ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
6. Methodologies and approaches ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8
7. Looking forwards ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
8. Statistics and feedback about e-discussion…………………………………………………………………………………..10
9. Contributors………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………10

See also:  Background note for e-discussion on evaluating the impact of knowledge, by brokering work, October 2011, Catherine Fisher.

 

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